Review: Yanked (Book #1.5: Frenched Series) by Melanie Harlow

Title: Yanked Series: Book #1.5: Frenched Series Author: Melanie Harlow Format: ebook, 150 pages Published: June 5, 2014
Title: Yanked
Series: Book #1.5: Frenched Series
Author: Melanie Harlow
Format: ebook, 150 pages
Published: June 5, 2014

Synopsis:

Mia Devine fell hard for Lucas Fournier after their magical week in Paris. But eight months later, the free-spirited half-French musician still hasn’t made any promises about their future. And as magnifique as long-distance phone sex is, nothing compares to the real thing.

Fed up with stolen weekends and lonely nights, Mia flies to New York armed with a list of reasons why they should take the next step, but an unexpected guest in Lucas’s apartment derails her plans. He’s been keeping secrets–worse, he claims he’s happy with the way things are.

Without the magic of Paris, can their mismatched love survive?

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My Rating: 3/5 stars

My Review: 

For eight long months, Mia Devine has been living her life in Detroit while her boyfriend, Lucas Fournier lives his life in New York. No longer worried about things like inhibitions, Mia has been enjoying some seriously good phone sex and, when possible weekends with Lucas. But Mia hasn’t been able to shake all of her old habits and after eight long months she is once again pondering the future. Knowing Lucas’s feelings regarding the future, marriage and kids, Mia knows she must tread carefully or everything she holds dear will be gone like a skittish rabbit.

In a very un-Mia like moment, Mia buys a plane ticket to New York and shows up on Lucas’s doorstep determined to have a very serious conversation about their future as a couple. Unfortunately, the first conversation Mia gets to have is with Lucas’s ex-girlfriend, Jessica. What a conversation it is: Jessica is staying with Lucas until she finds a new apartment, Jessica is bunking in Lucas’s bedroom, Jessica knows nothing about Mia and, Mia clearly knew nothing about the current cohabitation situation. Needless to say, Mia’s second conversation is with a very surprised Lucas and Lucas is a complete and total ass! Seeing her HEA winging its way right on out the door, Mia follows and Lucas doesn’t.

Alone and heartbroken in a New York bar, Mia all too quickly succumbs to the texts sent by Lucas and shows up at his Gramercy Park hotel room only to engage in zero conversation and some really steamy and totally angry sex . . . .twice. But things still aren’t as Mia would like them to be and after a disastrous night out with some of Lucas’s friends and his ex (oh yes, the ex is there!), Mia goes to sleep determined to have a serious talk with Lucas knowing it may be the end of their relationship.

The Bottom Line: I LOVED Frenched in so many ways and was totally smitten with Mia and Lucas’s story but Yanked rubbed me the wrong way. Lucas is a very dominant man and through everything has had to give up very little where his relationship with Mia is concerned. Mia, on the other hand has changed rather dramatically and been willing to sacrifice her own wants and desires out of a fear of losing Lucas. When Mia shows up on Lucas’s doorstep and things go quickly from bad to worse, Lucas is a complete ass yet within hours Mia is once again succumbing to his will in the bedroom without so much as an apology for his appalling behavior. I totally understand that Mia is head over heels in love with Lucas and wants to be with him but the relationship is far from equal. Yes, I also get that Lucas eventually pulls his head out of his ass and makes things right but for me, it is too little too late. Finally, I found myself disappointed in Mia and that ultimately left me disappointed with the read as whole. With that being said, I am now completely on the fence with having loved one of the books in the series and not so much with the other which means Forked, the forthcoming book in the Frenched series will be the determining factor for me.

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About the author and where to find her:

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. I write New Adult historical and contemporary stories.

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